Southern Access Charters

Capt Chad with Southern Access Charters. Over 30 years experience on the waters born and raised here in my home town Venice, La. Southern Access Charters offers the best inshore fishing and near shore rig fishing trips on the fascinating waters of Venice, Louisiana. Here, the Mississippi River spills out into the Gulf of Mexico making it by far the greatest fish attractions in the world. Producing diverse and twisting bayous, ponds and rivers that are home to a large number of exciting fish species, and you’ll have the chance to explore it all. Home of the largest schools of 36” to over 40” redfish year round. February through April huge take ins of 5-8 lb sheepshead and lane snapper. May end through August 25 speckled trout per person, with 5 redfish per person, sheepshead, drumfish, red snapper and mangrove snapper. September through January triple tail, along with all of the above. Huge schools of bull reds are spawning at this time catching and releasing 30-50 pound over 27” redfish and keeping limits of five per person 16”-27” redfish many of the above species mentioned. The fishing here is incredible and I have a great desire for every customer I meet to experience what I love to do. Will take you out on 24ft KeyWest Bay Reef powered by 300 Suzuki and T-Top. Radar, GPS, lock on Trolling motor, power pole, porta potty for ladies, equipped for 1-4 people. We have a condo by the Venice, Marina where we will meet, depart, and clean your fish when we get back. From catering the youngest, the mid age to the eldest will meet your needs and catch fish. Will fish rock jetties, marsh canes reeds, spillways, passes, near shore rigs, open gulf and bays and Mississippi River and outlets. Venice, Louisiana is unlimited when it comes to fishing.


Check dates with the Operator
We recommend checking dates with the Captain before booking your trip.


Trip Includes

Trip does NOT Include
Fishing license
Float plane service
Pick-up service

You keep catch


Deposit non-refundable.
If trip is cancelled within 14 days.


Red Snapper
Lane Snapper
Black Drum
Speckled Trout
Mangrove Snapper

Types of Fishing
Nearshore fishing
Inshore fishing

Fishing Techniques
Drift fishing
Bottom fishing
Light tackle
Heavy tackle

Fish finder
Trolling motor
Tackle box
Rods & Reels

Boat Specs

24ft KeyWest Bay Reef

Powered by 300hp Suzuki Green and white with radar, lock in trolling motor, power pole, GPS, T-Top, porta potty



Chad Rudolph

Operator since 2007
Born and raised by a family of fishermen here in Venice, La. These waters have been my back yard and I love fishing them. I have a passion of helping so many catch the many varieties and quantities of fish on these waters. I want you to catch fish. I will cater and tend to every age group there is to meet your needs. My goal every fishing trip is to get you on fish and fill the box with as many as you can. You don’t need any experience. I help every age group from children to the eldest adults catch fish. After one trip here in Venice, La. you will never be the same.

Chad Rudolph

Operator since 2007

How to get there

Louisiana, United States
Once you gotten to the Venice Marina we are in the first set of metal building fifth door down with southern access Charters on the door.

Book with 10% deposit

Once the fishing guide confirms your trip, your credit card will be charged with a 10% deposit to guarantee the reservation.

Pay remaining balance to the captain

The remaining balance will be paid directly to the fishing guide on the trip date. The following payment methods are available: